stamp your feet

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collages by Vantiani

I came across these collages on Etsy yesterday, and absolutely adore them. Made by Vantiani, who offers them as postcards, blank cards, and gift tags. I just love the incorporation of used stamps as the backgrounds, especially the Indonesian ones - because it brings back memories of my stamp collecting days when I was growing up. I'm sure I had the one on the bottom left corner! Did you ever, or still do, collect pretty stamps? I would hate to think it's a dying hobby in this day and age.

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Friend in Fashion said...

These are soooo gorgeous! :)

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xx

Emy Augustus said...

my mom collects stamps... and coins too. =)

miss lucille said...

how beautiful! people are so creative.

Yelena R. said...

These are lovely!

Sally said...

These are wonderful!! Thank you for sharing!

soph (owl vs. dove) said...

These are so whimsical. I used to collect stamps back in the day. And coins too I think. I wonder where they all ended up...

MissKellie said...

How pretty! :D I collected stamps for, like, a week when I was little. But then I forgot all about stamps and moved on to coin collecting the next week. I was a pretty lazy collector! :)

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Anna said...

i LOVE these!!!!! so brilliant!
xo-

emma wallace said...

Love these! I'm definitely going to check out her shop.

I actually have a whole box of stamps I've bought since I was a little girl that I thought were pretty - Disney stamps, children's illustrator stamps, etc. I think it just feeds into my stationery addiction!

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Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Those are gorgeous!

lucy said...

they're so pretty! I love the vintage feel to it- ultra awesome! :)

a bow factory said...

those are so original, awesome !

Lulu said...

i loooove these!!

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Diane said...

These are so beautiful, I love this kind of old images....But...no...I never collected stamps, but I did collect money from the countries I've been to :D (I live in Europe so before the euro there were a lot of different currencies)

kiss

Rouenna said...

I love old stamps and sending mails are very nostalgic for me.

Chloe said...

how cute

Artpixie said...

wonderful art :)

daisychain said...

wow what a creative idea, so gorgeous

Stéphanie said...

I adore Anna ! Thank you !

blue eyed night owl said...

How cute, I love it when stamps are used as decoration, I do it too sometimes. Lovely shop!

Zmaga said...

I love them, especially the second in the first row :))

My Passport to Style said...

So pretty! Great inspiration for creating delicate dreamy looks, when styling my clients! Thank-you! Sharon (UK) XX

virgo said...

Très joli !!!

Virgo

Charlotte. said...

those are lovely!
yes, i used to collect stamps when i was a bit younger - this makes me want to dig out my old album!

Helen said...

i love foreign stamps, sometimes i save the pretty ones from postcards :) i also love the special stamps we get at christmas!

Miriam said...

Lovely! Inspired by my grand father I also used to collect stamps back in the days. These days I only collect shoes and underwear. I can't help but wonder what my grand father would say if he knew.

beingdena said...

adorable x

CherryBlossom said...

These are lovely, my mother in law collected stamps, I'm going to have to see if I can raid her collection!

Marthe said...

I love stamps! I used to collect the prettiest ones when I were a child!

Laura Loo said...

those are sooo neat! i love them, wow!!
i used to collect stamps when i was a young girl, but stopped after awhile. i had some pretty ones too.
though in my college years, i always buy 'cute' stamps and i always keep one of each because i don't want to use them all away! some cute Disney and kids book illustrations :)

Tuxedo Black Cashmere Pink said...

so divine!

katrina said...

brilliant. i love it and wish i had come up with this very idea myself. :)

prashant said...

love them, especially the second in the first row

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Rebecca said...

These are so cute!! I keep stamps on occasion, if I get one in the mail that I can't bear to throw away. Unfortunately I don't really have any system for collecting them, so they just end up scattered around! I need to get organized. :)

Emily said...

Gorgeous!

I used to collect stamps when I was younger. Sadly, I have no idea what happened to the collection.

Missa said...

I love these! Such wonderful colors :)

Nauli said...

We are big fans of Vantiani's work and planning an art swap with her. Our paper is on the way to Jakarta now. We are looking forward to what she can do with it. So nice to see her featured here!!!

The Childlike empress said...

i think your right...i'mnot a stamp collector myself but i like knowing that out there somewhere in the world their are people who do...

these are so cute

Diana said...

so inspiring! i wish i would i have thought of it ;)